Las Vegas Sexual Assault Attorneys
Representing Survivors of Sexual Assault in Civil Claims
Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen is proud to offer compassionate legal counsel to survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. We are here to provide shoulders to lean on and experienced legal minds to depend on. You can count on us to represent your best interests both professionally and sensitively as your case progresses. Compensation can’t undo the horrible acts you have survived but it can help you find financial stability, possibly a sense of closure by holding defendants accountable, and hopefully deterring and preventing future bad conduct.
Lasting Harm Caused by Sexual Assault
Sexual assault can cause serious physical injuries that require medical attention. Sexually violent acts can also cause long-term mental and emotional harm, which must be considered when creating a sexual assault claim. Our attorneys can work with medical and psychology experts to get a better understanding of how sexual assault has injured you in various ways, so your claim is reflective of the pain you have had to endure.
Long-term harm caused by sexual assault can include the following and more:
- Paranoia around other people
- Fear of intimate encounters
- Depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Job loss due to social anxiety
Who is Liable for Sexual Assault?
In a sexual assault lawsuit, the defendant can be the individual who committed the sexual assault or abuse. Additional defendants can be any institutions, groups, or employers that enabled or harbored the sexual offender. Part of our work as your legal representatives will be to determine liability for the sexual abuse, which could mean filing a lawsuit against a powerful defendant. With our decades of collective legal experience and extensive resources, we will be ready to challenge any defendant on your behalf.
Examples of organizations that could be named as defendants in a sexual assault claim include:
- Educational institutions like colleges and universities
- Medical groups, hospitals, and clinics
- Employers, companies, and large corporations
- Religious groups or sects and dioceses
- Sports companies or groups
- Youth associations like the Boy Scouts or YMCA
Compensation You Can Demand Through a Claim
Receiving financial compensation can be the first step in feeling like justice has been served after you have survived sexual assault or abuse. With improved financial stability through a successful settlement or court award, you can start to better focus on healing and retaking control of your life. For these reasons and more, our Las Vegas sexual assault attorneys will be committed to securing the largest compensation amount possible in your name.
Damages in a sexual assault lawsuit can account for:
- Medical treatment expenses like hospitalization.
- Psychological therapy costs.
- Lost wages if the attack interrupted your career.
- Pain, suffering, and traumatization.
Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes
Seniors with dementia or other cognitive difficulties and living in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable populations. Bad actors may take advantage of their vulnerabilities and sexually assault or otherwise abuse them. When this happens, it is only right to hold the nursing home liable for allowing such terrible actions, which often arise due to neglectful management and staffing requirements.
Signs that an elderly nursing home resident has been sexually assaulted include:
- Unexplained injuries and bruises.
- Fear around a specific person.
- Mention of unplanned visitations from caretakers.
- Direct mentions of sexual attacks (should always be taken seriously).
Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen is one of the most trusted names in Las Vegas for nursing home abuse claims. If your elderly loved one in a Las Vegas nursing home has been sexually assaulted or abused, let us know right away. We are familiar with the complications and challenges of these cases, so you can feel confident that your case will progress as it should.
Is a Criminal Conviction Needed to File a Civil Lawsuit?
You can file a sexual assault claim in civil court against liable defendants, regardless of any criminal proceedings taken against them. In other words, no criminal investigation, arrest, charge, or conviction is needed to name someone as a defendant in a civil claim for sexual abuse. However, your civil case could be stronger if a criminal prosecution was enacted against the perpetrator, especially if it resulted in a conviction.
Your Claim Could Protect Others
We understand that you might not want to speak up about sexual assault and take legal action against the offender and any organization that enabled them. It can be incredibly painful to take the first step. Our compassionate attorneys are here to help you make that decision and understand that you are not alone.
For some, the decision to start a sexual assault claim in civil court begins upon realizing that their individual claim could help protect countless others. If your case involves a large or powerful organization, like a medical group or educational institution, starting your claim could encourage others to speak up about similar sexual attacks that they survived. As more people come forward, real change could follow, such as improved regulations or new laws to help prevent such sexual assaults from occurring in the future.
Get Compassionate Legal Counsel Today
Our Las Vegas sexual assault attorneys are always ready to provide compassionate and reliable legal counsel. We are here whenever you decide it is time to take action against the person or parties that caused you such unthinkable harm. You can fully depend on us to handle all parts of your claim, too, so you don’t need to worry at all about legal complications and proceedings.
Our legal team can help you with:
- Finding evidence to use in your claim.
- Determining liable parties and defendants.
- Calculating the fair damages owed to you.
- Creating a claim and filing it on time.
- Attempting to negotiate for a settlement.
- Litigating on your behalf in court if needed.
You deserve a chance to rest but you also deserve justice. Put us in charge of your sexual assault claim, so you can take care of yourself while also pursuing closure and compensation.
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
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